A doctor advised women not to cool off by putting ice lolly in their vaginal canals since it might be harmful to their health.
Heatwave: Health Experts Warn Women Not To Put Ice Lollies Inside Their Vaginas
During the hot, Brits are desperately seeking methods to cool off.
Some people are running out to buy fans, while others are freezing their beds.
But there's one trick for escaping the heat that you should never try.
Doctors tell women not to put ice lolly in their vaginal cavities, which should go without saying.
Dr. Sarah Welsh discussed ice lollies and vaginal health with Metro.
She advised ladies to avoid putting ice – or any other food item – near their intimate areas.
Putting ice lolly in your vaginal canal "introduces microbes" into your body.
Bacteria can cause "infections, irritations, and damage," and the sugar in the lollipops might change the vaginal pH.
The health expert added: “There are many things that should never go near a vagina, and ice lollies are up there.
“The ice can stick to the delicate skin of the vagina and cause real trauma and damage.
“What’s more, putting any foodstuff inside your vagina can introduce microbes, disrupting its normal balance and allowing an environment for bacteria to grow and infections to develop.”
Dr Shree Datta, a consultant gynaecologist from MyHealthcare Clinic seconded the words of caution and shared some advice for keep cool in the heat without harming your genitals.
"My advice would be to avoid any foreign bodies in the vagina for risk of infection," she added. "I would suggest loose cotton underwear and avoiding tight clothing to prevent any irritation and dermatitis develiping.
"A cool shower (without internal douching), and keeping well hydrated should suffice."
There’s also the danger of the popsicle melting or breaking off inside the vagina, which could cause damage too. While reports of one incident claimed a woman who said the lolly temporarily changed her skin color after it ‘slipped’ inside her.